Remind your child that she is not the only student who is uneasy about the first day of school.
Find another child in the neighborhood with whom your youngster can walk to school or ride with on the bus.
If you feel it is appropriate, drive or walk your child to school and pick her up on the first day.
Choose a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back. Pack heavier item closest to the center of the back. The backpack should never weigh more than 10 to 20 percent of the student’s body weight.
Wait for the bus to stop before approaching it from the curb and do not move around on the bus.
If walking to school, bright colored clothing will make your child more visible to drivers.
Teach your child when and how to ask for help.
And most importantly, encourage your child to make friends with other children.